You are old and fragile
Claiming to be a lion when in bed
In some way, you remind me of the walking dead
Your bones make sound when walking across the room
Rattling, as if they know your end is near
Confusing rigor mortis where muscle mass once stood

You say you have stamina that has no end
Until now, your back hurts when you move
Losing count of every inch that got away!!!
With your moods constantly changing,
I prefer not to mention the belly fat around your waist

Then you have romantic days, you plea to love
You chase down a Viagra pill with red fuzz
Seemingly, without adding depression to your day
Pill's are the only object expanding when swallowed
40 some, and you think you can romp around the room
I yawn, yet you are the one tired, next to doom

Dusty and old you boxer shorts
Can't remember the last time you stayed up late
Kicking the bucket every time I talk about S E X
Your hairline aged with time, bold and bald 
I forgot which one you recalled this morning
Perhaps these are signs of low testosterone 
Merely in the meantime............... R.I.P. WILL YA!!!


Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 4/22/2018 5:50:00 PM
This poem makes me smile, but not all people after 40's, are fragile as a kitty. LOl but very nicely written.
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Date: 2/19/2018 2:27:00 AM
you really destroyed the old man........... well done i love it ..
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Date: 6/29/2017 7:47:00 PM
when the young days fade away; old days set in and mock us right in the face like its our fault that we are old. close your eyes and remember the young days. you really felt the lions power then. cherish the memory, think it might help... nicely written Linda
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Date: 5/11/2017 6:24:00 PM
Old is gold in heart. Old lion lives with old lioness all knows. No one can defeat the long term heart because of treasure of love even after becoming bald and belly fat. You have done this poem so fantastically that every 40 years man will fear to know about his image. It's sure a warning signs. Thanks for bringing lot of ha ha ha... my dear best friend. A great 7. Loved always, bl
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Date: 3/12/2017 10:46:00 PM
Bold,fat,stupid who thinks is a lion and in fact is getting old,waiting for Viagra to kick in!Mercy...
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Date: 12/19/2016 10:34:00 AM
Linda you capture reality so very accurately. Sometimes the body gets weak and a lion becomes imprisoned and helpless! Thanks for sharing.
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Date: 11/16/2016 1:24:00 PM
Your title certainly drew lots of attention and comments. It made me chuckle!
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Date: 11/12/2016 5:24:00 PM
Hi! Oh... I really did enjoy your poetry.
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Date: 11/4/2016 2:03:00 PM
He he; your poems are so cute and funny! Good job...
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Date: 10/9/2016 7:06:00 AM
That's so funny! Love it
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Date: 10/18/2016 10:23:00 PM
Lol I enjoyed reading this one, very descriptive in humor
Date: 10/7/2016 4:11:00 AM
Very amusing poem, PD. And I suppose it does pertain to a lot of men/women. But I guess I'm from good genetic stock. I'm from a big family as well. Fourteen, so my parents had no problemo w/sex after 40. I'm an old lion ticking near 60. But my passions have never aged. I'm just blessed that way. So your poem was like totally foreign to me. Sorry for you guy to whom it was truthfully directed to. Love as always to you, PD.
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Date: 9/20/2016 5:34:00 PM
Heyyyyy!! It can't be so bad after 40. Like Rita said, more like after 80......more like after 60. You nicely captured a real life problem in beautiful lines.
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Date: 9/18/2016 7:42:00 PM
Back for another laugh. If I was younger then forty I might have believed you *lol*
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Date: 9/18/2016 3:43:00 PM
Ha ha. More like, after 80.
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Date: 8/15/2016 11:26:00 AM
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Date: 8/11/2016 6:26:00 PM
Raw and unyielding...
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Date: 8/9/2016 9:32:00 PM
...the title drew me wonderfully creative, made me laugh..your imagination is a beautiful place! Excellent writing. blessings, lynn
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Date: 8/6/2016 4:49:00 AM
Oh! No 40 we're still lions. Anyway that was an excellent piece
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Date: 7/6/2016 11:31:00 PM
Interesting piece my dear!!
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Date: 7/5/2016 9:49:00 PM
I don't know, sex after 40 has not been so bad. Just a matter of pacing oneself. Great piece though.
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Date: 7/3/2016 3:01:00 AM
Wow!! Nice and amusing Linda.. Satirical on Men,
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Date: 5/20/2016 1:53:00 AM
Oh dear.."head in hands" doesnt sound a successful venture. Very entertaining read though Linda quite amusing :) Although id assume the man in question man not be as kind a reviewer as i!
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Date: 5/10/2016 10:11:00 PM
I think you've been hanging out with the wrong guy. My name's Chris. Thanks for the comment.
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Date: 5/7/2016 6:52:00 PM
PD. Saw the title of this one and just had to come see it again. it's one of your coolest for funny ones!
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Date: 4/30/2016 9:37:00 AM
lol, wow
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